SIDE IMPACT CRASH TESTING: THIRTY MPH SIDE IMPACT OF A DODGE COLT AND AN ESV LUMINAIRE SUPPORT. TEST REPORT

This report contains the results of a side impact crash test involving a 1982 Dodge Colt and an energy dissipating ESV luminaire support. The test was performed at the Federal Outdoor Impact Laboratory located in McLean, Virginia. The automobile impacted the ESV pole at 29.9 mph on the driver's side door. The impact location was aligned with the side impact dummy's shoulder with the seat in the midtrack position. The test data indicate that the hypothetical driver of this vehicle would be subjected to acceptably low values of impact velocity with the vehicle interior, ridedown accelerations, and head accelerations. The thoracic injury analysis, however, yielded a high Thoracic Trauma Index which corresponds with a high probability of the occurrence of a life threatening injury.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Vanderbilt University

    Engineering Center for Transportation, Operations and Research
    Nashville, TN  United States  37235

    Federal Highway Administration

    Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, 6300 Georgetown Pike
    McLean, VA  United States  22101
  • Authors:
    • Faramawi, M I
    • Ray, M H
    • Carney III, J F
  • Publication Date: 1992-3

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 47 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00625079
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-91-088, 3A5f4032
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-88-R-00092
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 14 1993 12:00AM